Arabic

Learn Arabic at Studieskolen in Copenhagen. We have courses in different kinds of Arabic.

 

There are 2 kinds of Arabic:

  1. Standard Arabic that is the common written language in all the Arabic countries and
  2. the different kinds of Arabic dialects that are the spoken languages in the Arabic world.

 

Right now you can choose between Standard Arabic, Syrian and Palestinian. We sometimes also have courses in Egyptian.

 

Some of our Arabic courses are taught in English. Look for courses taught by ph.d. Jamileh Daoud.


Information about Arabic classes is mainly in Danish but feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Learn Arabic in one week

The Arabic Alphabet in One Week

Start: Monday 24 July
Mon + Tue + Wed + Thu + Fri 9:30-12:05
Teacher:
ph.d. Jamileh Daoud
Price:
kr. 860 (kr. 750)
Class no.:
5090-17
Period:
24.07.2017 to 28.07.2017
Location:
Borgergade 12, 1st floor
Room:
120
Time:
Mon + Tue + Wed + Thu + Fri 9:30-12:05
Lessons:
15
Learn how to read and write the beautiful Arabic alphabet in just one week. You learn how to read and write all the letters and signs and how to connect them correctly. You also practice how to pronounce all the sounds that are different from Danish/English so you can feel confident when you speak Arabic. By the end of the course, you will be able to read and write short words and a few simple phrases. We recommend this course to anyone who would like to start studying Arabic, but especially to those studying an Arabic dialect and would like to have a better understanding of the Arabic language and the sounds, or to those who have Arabic as mother tongue, but never learned to read and write. We hand out the course material in class. Please note that it is not possible to continue to Standard Arabic 2 directly after this course. It requires extra lessons or self-study. The class is taught in English.
Standard Arabic

The Arabic Alphabet in One Week

Start: Monday 24 July
Mon + Tue + Wed + Thu + Fri 9:30-12:05
Teacher:
ph.d. Jamileh Daoud
Price:
kr. 860 (kr. 750)
Class no.:
5090-17
Period:
24.07.2017 to 28.07.2017
Location:
Borgergade 12, 1st floor
Room:
120
Time:
Mon + Tue + Wed + Thu + Fri 9:30-12:05
Lessons:
15
Learn how to read and write the beautiful Arabic alphabet in just one week. You learn how to read and write all the letters and signs and how to connect them correctly. You also practice how to pronounce all the sounds that are different from Danish/English so you can feel confident when you speak Arabic. By the end of the course, you will be able to read and write short words and a few simple phrases. We recommend this course to anyone who would like to start studying Arabic, but especially to those studying an Arabic dialect and would like to have a better understanding of the Arabic language and the sounds, or to those who have Arabic as mother tongue, but never learned to read and write. We hand out the course material in class. Please note that it is not possible to continue to Standard Arabic 2 directly after this course. It requires extra lessons or self-study. The class is taught in English.

Standard Arabic 1 - for beginners

Start: Wednesday 8 February
Wed 17:15-18:55
Teacher:
ph.d. Jamileh Daoud
Price:
kr. 1935 (kr. 1720)
Class no.:
3210-17
Period:
08.02.2017 to 21.06.2017
Location:
Vognmagergade 8, 3rd floor
Room:
V317
Time:
Wed 17:15-18:55
Lessons:
36
Learn how to read and write the beautiful Arabic alphabet. You carefully learn all the letters and additional signs in addition to the basic grammar (eg. gender and the genitive). By the end of this course you will be able to read and write short simple sentences. You also learn to speak a little bit of Arabic eg. to present yourself and your family and to ask others how they are. The course is suitable for complete beginners and is taught in English and Arabic.
Course book: The key to Arabic Book 1. Please note that there is both and English and a Danish version of the book. Both can be used and are avaible for purchase at www.amazon.com (English), www.zahra.dk (Danish) or www.islamguide.dk (Danish/English). Please buy the book before the course starts.

Standardarabisk 2

Start: Tuesday 7 February
Tue 17:15-18:55
Teacher:
ph.d. Jamileh Daoud
Price:
kr. 1935 (kr. 1720)
Class no.:
3213-17
Period:
07.02.2017 to 13.06.2017
Location:
Vognmagergade 8, 4th floor
Room:
V418
Time:
Tue 17:15-18:55
Lessons:
36
Start speaking Arabic and expand your vocabulary. In this course you learn how to talk about your everyday routines, to ask simple questions about other people's family, work and languages and also how to talk about your likes and dislikes. We will work with basic grammar such as verbs in present tense and adjectives. Naturally, we also continue to practise reading and writing. The course is suited for students who already know the Arabic alphabet, how to join the letters and how to read short simple words without too much trouble. Only a small vocabulary is a prerequisite, but you should be able to construct a very simple sentence and present yourself. The course is taught in English and Arabic.
Course book: Gateway to Arabic 2. Please note that there is both and English and a Danish version of the book. Both can be used and are avaible for purchase at www.amazon.com (English), www.zahra.dk (Danish) or www.islamguide.dk (Danish/English). The book has a blue cover. Please buy the book before the course starts.

Standardarabisk 5

Start: Wednesday 8 February
Wed 17:15-18:55
Teacher:
Naja Bjørnsson
Price:
kr. 2090 (kr. 1995)
Class no.:
3216-17
Period:
08.02.2017 to 21.06.2017
Location:
Vognmagergade 8, 3rd floor
Room:
V325
Time:
Wed 17:15-18:55
Lessons:
16
For dig, der allerede kan en del grundlæggende arabisk som fx nutid, datid og simpel sætningsstruktur. Vi fokuserer på to forskellige ting: At udvide ordforrådet bl.a. via tekstlæsning og en masse samtale og at lære nogle lidt sværere grammatiske ting såsom de uregelmæssige verber og kasus. Vi tager emner op efter kursisternes behov som fx samtale om interesser eller repetition af specifikt ordforråd eller grammatik.
Undervisningsmaterialet aftales med underviseren ved kursusstart.
5-10 kursister.
Syrian

Syrisk 2

Start: Thursday 9 February
Thu 17:15-18:55
Teacher:
Naja Bjørnsson
Price:
kr. 1935 (kr. 1720)
Class no.:
3219-17
Period:
09.02.2017 to 22.06.2017
Location:
Vognmagergade 8, Stuen
Room:
V014
Time:
Thu 17:15-18:55
Lessons:
36
Du lærer at tale lidt friere om dig selv og dit liv på syrisk, og dit ordforråd bliver udvidet. Vi fortsætter med at øve hverdagsemner og begynder at øve verber grundigt. Vi kaster os også ud i lidt mere komplicerede sætninger.
Du behøver ikke at kunne det arabiske alfabet, da vi arbejder med transskriberet materiale.
Kurset er for dig, der har fulgt Syrisk 1 eller et andet begynderkursus i syrisk, libanesisk, palæstinensisk eller jordansk dialekt. Du kan allerede danne simple sætninger til fx at præsentere dig selv og spørge til andre. Du kan også bøje nogle centrale verber og kender tallene og klokken.
Vi beder dig købe bogen "Syrian Colloqiual Arabic - a functional course" med lydfiler inden kursusstart. Du kan købe den på hjemmesiden www.syrianarabic.com. OBS: Print endelig ikke hele bogen, da vi kun skal bruge dele af den.

Syrisk samtale

Start: Monday 13 February
Mon 17:00-18:40
Teacher:
cand.mag. Louise Birkegaard Madsen
Price:
kr. 1900 (kr. 1750)
Class no.:
3222-17
Period:
13.02.2017 to 30.06.2017
Location:
Borgergade 12, 1st floor
Room:
123
Time:
Mon 17:00-18:40
Lessons:
24
Bliv bedre til at tale syrisk. Vi udvælger i fællesskab emner, som vi arbejder med. Du lærer nyt ordforråd og nye vendinger, og du lærer at bruge det hele i den rette kontekst. Du bliver bedre til at udveksle meninger, argumentere og fortælle i både nutid og datid. Vi tager grammatiske emner op efter behov, men fokuserer på at konstruere bedre og mere naturlige sætninger.
Kurset er velegnet til dig, som har fået minimum 180-200 lektioners undervisning i enten syrisk eller en beslægtet dialekt tidligere. Du kan allerede tale om din dagligdag og klare dig i almindelige situationer som turist. Du kan også det arabiske alfabet.
Undervisningsmaterialet aftales med underviseren.
8-16 kursister.
Palestinian
Egyptian

Contact us

Please call Louise Madsen at 33 18 79 30 or send an email if you have questions regarding the courses.

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Kræn Kielsgaard

Kræn er cand.mag. i Arabisk- og Islam og bachelor i arabisk. Kræn har boet i Syrien i halvandet år og har de seneste år arbejdet med syriske flygtninge i Danmark. Han er blandt andet med til at undervise i dansk sprog og kultur for arabisktalende med Khaled Ksibe i hans ”Danskundervisning på arabisk med Khaled” på YouTube.

Kræn synes, at det er vigtigt at lære slangudtryk for virkelig at forstå kulturen og skabe relationer på det fremmede sprog. Hvorfor kan man for eksempel sige ”du begraver mig”, når man skal smigre en pige på syrisk?

 

Kræn anbefaler: 

"Lavkultur": Det libanesiske program LOL tog den arabiske verden med storm i 2009 på grund af dets bramfrie tone. Konceptet er simpelt: Kendte arabere dyster i at fortælle de mest dristige vittigheder. Hvis man kan holde den overgearede stemning ud, er der mange sjove jokes at hente.

"Højkultur": Syrien har produceret nogle af den arabiske verdens dygtigste filminstruktører især inden for den socialrealistiske genre. Nogle af favoritfilmene er Bab al-Maqam om musikscenen i Aleppo af Mohammad Malas og ”The Extras” af Nabil Maleh, som kan ses igen og igen. Hvis man er til dokumentarfilm, så kommer man ikke uden om Omar Amiralays skildringer af det syriske samfund på godt og ondt, eksempelvis i filmen ”Flood in the land of Baath”.  

Louise Birkegaard Madsen
Louise Birkegaard Madsen

Louise Madsen er cand.mag. i Mellemøstlige Sprog og Samfund og har en BA i Arabisk. Hun har undervist i moderne standardarabisk på Studieskolen siden begyndelsen af 2013. Det sjoveste ved at lære arabisk - og ved at undervise i det - er, når det arabiske alfabet pludselig giver mening, og det går op for en, at man kan læse de arabiske ord.

Louise anbefaler:
Sted: Beirut er en fantastisk by og et godt sted at starte, hvis man har lyst til at rejse til mellemøsten. Der kan man finde alt fra fantastiske restauranter og livlige barer til smukke moskeer og luksuriøse strandklubber.
Mad: Al den arabiske mad smager dejligt, men der er intet, der slår et bord fyldt med traditionelle forretter som fx hummus.
Musik: Fairuz er en af den arabiske verdens mest kende og elskede sangerinder. Du vil høre hendes sange i taxaer, på cafeer og på restauranter.

Jamileh Daoud

Jamileh Daoud has PhD in Methods of Teaching English, and BA. in English language and Islamic Studies. She was brought up and educated in Jordan, and had some professional training in England and Denmark. She has taught Arabic in Denmark since the beginning of 2014, and she believes that learning Arabic is useful because it is the fifth widely spoken language. In 2013, she moved to Denmark to have new experience in living in another country with different culture.

 

Jamileh recommends:

As enjoyment is necessary for learning, do enjoyable things that may help you in learning Arabic. Watch films or series in Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian dialect because they are very near to Standard Arabic. Listen to Arabic music and songs. If you like classical ones, you can listen to Fairuz and Abdelhalim Hafiz, but if you want to learn more about the culture, you should listen to folklore music and songs, for example you can listen to Muhammed Assaf from Palestine and Omar Alabdullat from Jordan. Visit Arabic countries to practice speaking Arabic, and enjoy the experience of learning about their culture. In Jordan, you can visit Petra (one of the Modern World Wonders), Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and Aqaba, and enjoy eating Tabouleh, Humus and Falafel. Read books by Fadwa Touqan, Ghassan Kanafani and Mahmoud Darweesh.

Naja Bjørnsson

Naja er stud.mag. i Arabisk Sprog og Litteratur og har en bachelorgrad i arabisk.

Siden 2013 har Naja fokuseret på syrisk sprog og kultur. Hun har fået udgivet en lille digtsamling med sin oversættelse af to syriske, kvindelige digtere og var i foråret 2016 i Istanbul for at arbejde i et syrisk kulturhus. Både i Istanbul og i København har hun opstartet sprogcafeen Tabadul, hvor deltagerne hjælper hinanden med at lære sprog.

 

Naja anbefaler:

Film: Elias Suleiman er en fremragende palæstinensisk filminstruktør, der laver smukke og absurde portrætter af den palæstinensiske virkelighed.

Musik: Yasmine Hamdan (Libanon) og Maryam Saleh (Egypten) er to seje kvinder fra den arabiske undergrundsscene. Hvis du er til elektronisk musik, kan du tjekke Hello Psychaleppo, en gruppe der blander traditionel arabisk musik og moderne lyd. Hvis du foretrækker det traditionelle, så lyt til sangere som Asmahan (Syrien), Nour al Houda (Libanon), Qahtan al Attar (Irak) og Fairuz (Libanon)  - hun er god at lære levantisk dialekt af!

Litteratur: Hvis du gerne vil snuse lidt til moderne arabisk litteratur, så prøv at følge med på onlinemagasinet Jadaliyya, hvor de bringer de nyeste digte, ofte både i arabisk og engelsk version.